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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Studies Look at Effects of Marijuana on Vision

Are marijuana’s effects on vision good or bad? Two new studies suggest there isn’t one easy answer, and neither one considers long-term impacts. Original article from American Academy of Ophthalmology Written By: Celia Vimont Reviewed By: Raj K Maturi MD Published: Feb. 28, 2017 One study of tadpoles suggests marijuana may enhance night vision, while a human… Read More


Pterygium Treatment Options

A pterygium (tuh-RIJ-ee-um) is a growth of fleshy tissue that forms on the sclera, or the white part of your eye. Pterygia are sometimes referred to as “surfer’s eye.” These bumps are non-cancerous, but can be very annoying to deal with and tend to cause discomfort or blurry vision. What Are the Causes? The exact cause of… Read More


Cataract Surgery and Insurance Coverage

Did you know cataract surgery is the most commonly performed, medically necessary surgery in Canada? In fact, according to the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, one and a half million people have this procedure every year in North America. Some surgeries, including LASIK and refractive aspects of cataract surgery, are considered “convenience procedures,” meaning they are primarily for the… Read More


Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

Original article posted by the New York Times Author: Jane E. Brody Date posted: December 4, 2017 After 72 very nearsighted years, 55 of them spent wearing Coke-bottle glasses, Jane Quinn of Brooklyn, N.Y., is thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed last year. “It’s very liberating to be able… Read More


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